Integral Payroll System
Windows 3.1 and up, QuickBooks Pro, and
QuickBooks for Macintosh use an integral
payroll system, built into the program.
Pay checks are similar to
invoices (except the money goes the other
way.) A name and other information make
up a heading. Then payroll items record
the expenditure of basic employee pay,
additions to and deductions from pay checks,
and company contributions. Payroll
differs from invoices, in that the payroll
data record for an employee acts like one
memorized document, used again and
again. The payroll items are attached to
the employee records. The first step is
to have the items properly set up.
of QuickBooks had available a separate
terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program,
QuickPay, which handled payroll. This
remains the only payroll system available for
the DOS version. Description of QuickPay
has not been included, because most people
who might use it already do so, and know how.